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diet and dupuytrens
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09/18/13 14:35
j00lie 
09/18/13 14:35
j00lie 
diet and dupuytrens

hi im new and have just been diagnosed these last 8 months ,

im trying out changing my diet to see if it helps , at the moment for the last 2 months , i havent managed to be consistant , but i have cut out alot of meat and am only buying free range and organic meat for home where i occasionaly have a little taste . Im mostly eating raw veg as much as possible , no sugar or processed food , organic milk or soya but only alpro soya . im eating goats cheese instead of normal cheese . and wheat free bread .


im finding that when im good and stick to these foods the lumps in my palm and the lumps on my fingers reduce in size , its realy difficult to stick to tho since sometimes i eat takeaway and at work im vegetarian but there are still things there i wouldnt normaly eat .


im planning to try to start a food diary because there are some times when i havent stuck to my diet and my lumps have swelled alot ,and it feels tight pulling my ring finger ,

i hope it will help me pin down some foods that disagree with me .

i do smoke a little and am substituting for an inhalour at times and i also drink the odd glass of wine


ill keep posting as soon as i have any more reliable results , but at the moment although im not constant i can say that sticking to all the above mentioned i do notice a difference

09/20/13 02:23
Vikingorigins 
09/20/13 02:23
Vikingorigins 

Re: diet and dupuytrens

Thank you for your posting. Normally, DD evolves slowly, but one advantage of having an aggressive DD (!) is to see and feel a lot quicker the effects of dieting. I can see some negative effects of some food or supplement but for me, it is a lot more difficult to see, the positive effects which tend to be more long term. Also, since we need variety in nutrition, it is difficult to isolate the effect to one particular food intake. But i guess with all our efforts we will nail down positive and negative food !

09/20/13 15:52
BRIANB 
09/20/13 15:52
BRIANB 
Re: diet and dupuytrens

for what it may be worth no meat or poultry for 35 years ...never eat or cared for sweets ...no sweets at all in decades.
never smoked ... light beer once in a while ...still have Dupys ..

09/20/13 22:58
GaryBall 
09/20/13 22:58
GaryBall 
Re: diet and dupuytrens

I have also played with diet.......at the moment ia m having a go at a the blood group diet......there are many posts like Brian B witch would indicate that diet will have little effect on Dups.....however.....it is worth trying to keep general health as good as it can be......the advice I had was that the most important thing to eliminate was sugar as this is inflammatory.....good luck and let us know how you go....

Gazza

09/21/13 18:35
j00lie 
09/21/13 18:35
j00lie 
Re: diet and dupuytrens

Thanks guys and hi gary , yes ive been concearned about sugar , obviously time will tell , ive never had a sweet tooth at all and still have this , but theres an interesting ted talk about possible effects of hidden sugars in food , the guy is talking about diabetes , but food for thought i think .

heres a link http://www.ted.com/talks/peter_attia_wha..._the_week_image



Peter Attia: Surgeon
Peter Attia
Both a surgeon and a self-experimenter, Peter Attia hopes to ease the diabetes epidemic by challenging what we think we know and improving the scientific rigor in nutrition and obesity research.
Why you should listen to him:
Peter Attia has dedicated his medical career to investigating the relationship between nutrition, obesity and diabetes. A surgeon who developed metabolic syndrome himself despite the fact that he ate well and exercised often, Attia realized that our understanding of these important health issues may not actually be correct. He devoted himself to using vigorous scientific inquiry to test both our assumptions and new hypotheses through the Nutrition Science Initiative, the nonprofit he co-founded in 2012. Attia also writes the blog Eating Academy, which charts his own adventures in nutrition and examines scientific evidence surrounding food, weight loss and disease risk. Overall, he hopes to convince others that sharp increases in the rates of obesity and diabetes -- despite the fact that we are more culturally aware of these problems than ever -- might be a result of people being given the wrong information.
Attia came to this calling through an unusual path. While he was studying mechanical engineering as an undergrad, a personal experience led him to discover his passion for medicine. He enrolled at Stanford Medical School, and went on to a residency in general surgery at Johns Hopkins Hospital and a post-doctoral fellowship at the National Cancer Institute. After his residency, he joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he worked on healthcare and financial system problems. The most valuable skill he learned along the way: to ask bold questions about medical assumptions.
Read more about Peter Attia on the TED Blog »
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i dont supose this thing will just go but im hoping diet will slow it down , i dont like the look of those injections !

good luck with ures

kind regards
julie

Edited 09/21/13 18:45

03/25/15 12:17
massatab 
03/25/15 12:17
massatab 
Re: diet and dupuytrens

Actually it's so easy to lose your weight. I always follow the strictly rule :
- Get : exercises, vegetables and fruits
- Get away : alcohol, sweet things, oil, cocain and nicotin.

03/26/15 21:13
OneHartMess 
03/26/15 21:13
OneHartMess 
Re: diet and dupuytrens

Although I'm no expert in this area, I am somewhat of a dietary fanatic when it comes to my health and I still have DD. From everything I've researched I haven't seen anything that leads me to believe that diet has any direct effect on the illness. I do believe, however, that clean healthy eating has an overall benefit that could prove beneficial with some of the discomforts of DD. Eating foods that have an anti-inflammatory effect on your body could be what your experiencing that appears as if your nodules are shrinking. It could be simply that any inflammation that might have been present may have dissipated once you started eating better. Like I said, I'm no expert but it's mind blowing if you ever look into what inflammation can do to your body and how your diet can have such a drastic effect on turning it around.

I wish you the best in finding what works best for you. When it comes right down to it, we all just want relief from this awful thing.

Staci

06/07/15 06:47
Pedro 
06/07/15 06:47
Pedro 
Re: diet and dupuytrens

Give my thread in "Other Therapies" a read, you might find it beneficial > DUPUYTREN's CONTRACTURE - A Simple Remedy - Massage, Ginger and Knowledge.

I am no expert either but delving into trying to better understand Diabetes in attempt at helping a friend of mine, knowledge of which I feel applicable to Dupuytren's Contracture to some extent, I am now of the opinion that diet is a key factor.

I think one of the biggest contributory factors to be unwittingly consumed by many in their quest for a healtheir lifestyle, and these are drinks that use Sweetners - and I consider them to also be a major contributory factor to Diabetes (another disease I consider symptomatic of other underlying causes, stress and diet being very possible candidates).

I also think that overly refined foods are another contributory factor as refinement results in modifying properties of these foods that would otherwise have served to counter the adverse effects the body experiences from eating these foods.

Malnutrition too might have a part to play - and this might not be just because we do not get the required nutrition from our food but because we might be loosing it due to ingesting the above, and there are other possible causes, old age, pregnancy, etc.

Another possible major contributor could also be Stress and or Depression.

All said, I feel that Bad Blood Circulation and Inflamation in the Body are common factors that predisposes one to contracting Dupuytrens - and some factors that cause or can be attributed to these are Smoking, Drinking (alchohol and as above stated), other underlying Pysiological/Psycological ailments (like Diabetes, Depression, Stress) - and a possible combination of these factors.

As such, a change in diet that avoids these foods and excercise to encourage healthier blood circulation and help de-strees the body could be key to dealing with some of the underlying causes, as could using remedies like or with similar beneficial properties as Ginger (which can be ingested by eating raw, as a Tea/cold-drink or included in foods) - another possible contributory factor could be cold weather.

There used to be health spa's that had Warm and Cold troughs of water, side by side, separated by a barriers, with steps at either end - one walked through one and then the other, the belief being that it heled to improve blood circulation - I wonder if any such exist today.

06/09/15 16:48
BRIANB 
06/09/15 16:48
BRIANB 
Re: diet and dupuytrens

FYI
I DO NOT SMOKE ..DRINK..EAT ANY SWEETS ..NO MEAT ..NO POULTRY..NOT DIABETIC..IN GOOD SHAPE...GUESS WHAT ..I HAVE DUPUYTRENS...

WHO KNOWS WHAT THE REAL CAUSE IS...MINE WAS TRIGGERED BY TRAUMA ..TO A FINGER ...JABBED MYSELF WITH SCISSORS ...AND THAT GOT IT GOING ...

AS I HAVE WRITTEN IN THE PAST ..N.A. WORKED FOR ME ...AND WEARING NIGHT SPLINTS...

06/10/15 09:08
Pedro 
06/10/15 09:08
Pedro 
Re: diet and dupuytrens

BRIANB:
FYI
I DO NOT SMOKE ..DRINK..EAT ANY SWEETS ..NO MEAT ..NO POULTRY..NOT DIABETIC..IN GOOD SHAPE...GUESS WHAT ..I HAVE DUPUYTRENS...

WHO KNOWS WHAT THE REAL CAUSE IS...MINE WAS TRIGGERED BY TRAUMA ..TO A FINGER ...JABBED MYSELF WITH SCISSORS ...AND THAT GOT IT GOING ...

AS I HAVE WRITTEN IN THE PAST ..N.A. WORKED FOR ME ...AND WEARING NIGHT SPLINTS...
Good to know, BrianB.
Of all you have said, the only thing I would doubt is your considering yourself to be in good shape, there is - or at least was - an underlying cause to your getting Dupuytren's,.

You stating that you feel your condition came about from trauma to a finger goes along with my assumption that the condition is caused by various possible underlying causes - and I do mention the commonalities.

While the cause(s) might or might not still exist, your body has been unable to reverse your Dupuytren's and needs your assistance - you can either try my remedy and see if it assists or not, and report back as such - your sceptisim otherwise does you no favours.

Do also bear in mind that, as I have stated, dealing with your Dupuytrens does not necessarily deal with the underlying causes of the condition, just the condition itself - the causes might or might not remain, and you would be doing yourself a disfavour to assume they had been dealt with if you are indeed able to deal with the condition.

Also so understand this, I am not in anyway suggesting there are no additional remedies out there that could assist, either in conjuction with my remedy, alone or in combination with various other helpful herbs or medicines - I only put forward Ginger as a remedy that is working for me and is know to assist with inflamation and blood circulation in majority of people.

And with no intended negativity on my part, you do come across as rather emotive, so stress or anxiety might be a relevant factor/cause in your case - might want to look into that.

Edited 06/10/15 09:27

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